Oneway: Portumna to Carrick-on-Shannon
Allow 7 to 14 nights
The golf course calls! The fishing itch must be scratched! Castles loom tall! Feel the warm embrace of Celtic charm!
Reviews for the The Celtic Cruise
They were always prompt and helpful when assistance and guidance needed, for example we were arriving later than what we intended to arrive because we wanted to make a extra stop on our way to the port and the Le Boat staff guided us through contacting the port office and setting it up for us to arrive late with zero worries.
I could not express enough how the customer service at Portumna's Le Boat in Ireland was the best I have ever experienced. They consistently went above and beyond with a true smile and genuine friendliness to make me feel like I was on vacation and should have no worries. We realized too late that we left my suitcase of clothes back home in the States and I had to have it shipped to me, and the staff at Portumna made that experience not a bad one at all, they were above and beyond helpful. One could not be upset while in the presence of the whole crew at Portumna because they were just so kind, they exulted calmness.
Dianne of the Cape Town office arranged everything most professionally and willingly went the extra mile to find out about things like transfers and bus options for us, which was most appreciated. Emerald Star staff at the Portumna base were most helpful, and got both boats which had just been handed over, ready for us in no time at all. They took the time to go through the charts, showed us the practical elements necessary on the boats, provided pre-paid cards, and advised of places of interest and pubs in the towns along the way. It was a very easy and enjoyable start to the trip. Emerald Star staff at Carrick were also most helpful, and the private transfer they had arranged for some of our group to Dublin airport was ready on time, with plenty of space for the luggage.
Including Loch Derg a great part of the country - highlights were Scariff, Le Carrow, Clonmacnoise.
Travelling up Lough Ree on a beautiful sunny afternoon with a strong southerly wind cruising the channels through the Carnadoe reed beds
Amongst the very many delights along the way, my favourite places are the Carnadoe waters/lakes including Grange and Kilglass. Also Lough Key, the Camlin river and Richmond Harbour are absolute musts
Wonderful atmosphere, enchanting landscapes, charming villages and towns, the locks crossings and finally the absolute silence.